Background of Topic:
The magnitude of human trafficking and related forced labor practices are hard to assess because these crimes often go undocumented. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), victims of human trafficking suffer from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and rarely have access to an education or to proper health care.
Ideas for the Day:
- Visit http://www.polarisproject.org/resources-by-topic/international for links to international organizations working to combat human trafficking.
- Learn how to spot trafficked children and learn how to help with these UNICEF resources.
- Support UNICEF’s efforts to end child trafficking by writing a letter to congress. http://www.unicefusa.org/help/advocate/take-action-end-child-trafficking.
- Members in the US: Add the National Human Trafficking Hotline to your phone today-+1-888-373-7888. If you see something, say something.
- Follow @EndTraffick on Twitter to stay up-to-date on statistics, advocacy efforts from around the world and how to help
Hashtag: #ZontaSaysNO #16Days #ShutOutHT
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